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Cotton Food Rolls WaxWrap Sustainable Food Storage Review


Reviewed by Shetho

We are all rightly being encouraged to live a more sustainable lifestyle According to National Geographic ‘plastic wrap contributes to the larger plastic pollution crisis, it’s difficult to recycle, and it’s made from potentially harmful chemicals, especially as they break down in the environment.’

By using an alternative food wrap we can easily cut out some household waste, however, before I received this product I had some concerns. Firstly will it be as convenient as clingfilm? and secondly will it keep my food fresh?

The WaxWrap looks eco friendly on first sight as it is packaged in a brown cardboard box. The roll I received to try is 12”x 59” or 30cm x 150cm. The design is a green checked pattern and again fits the eco bill on looks alone. The WaxWrap website says ‘the product is made from 100% natural materials and is plastic free. Organic cotton cloth is coated in a mixture of natural beeswax, anti microbial pine resin and anti microbial jojoba oil, giving pliability and allowing food to breathe the way nature intended keeping it fresher for longer’. The wrap feels very waxy to the touch and has a waxy smell too. It is easy to cut the wrap with kitchen scissors and because of the checked pattern keeping a straight line was no problem. Because it comes on a roll it allows you to cut shapes according to your own needs.

In our house we regularly make packed lunches, so I cut the wrap to fit the size of our normal sandwiches. Once cut the wrap can be used pretty much in the same way as clingfilm, however, to make sure it sticks to itself I found that it needed to be warmed slightly between the hands to make a seal. The prettily patterned wrap gives lunch boxes an interesting and appealing look while keeping the contents fresh. Despite the strong waxy smell of the wrap there was no transfer to the food item whatsoever. In addition to wrapping packed lunches the wrap can also be used to keep fridge items fresh. It’s great for cheese and leftovers too, however the WaxWrap is not suitable for storing meat and fish or for use in the microwave.

The wrap is easy to clean, by simply washing in cool water and leaving to air dry ready for the next use. The product is suitable for up to 200 uses or 1 year and can be revived by re-waxing. When the time comes to replace it the product is fully compostable or can be used to light the fire.

WaxWrap roll comes in a variety of sizes and in addition the company also sells food bags and sheets. They all come in a variety of patterns to so you can choose an option to suit you.

My initial concerns were unfounded, food stays fresh and the WaxWrap is very convenient. If you are looking to reduce waste with a natural alternative to plastic food wrap then the Cotton Food Rolls WaxWrap Sustainable Food Storage could be just for you. It’s certainly worth a try.

Ratings: 5/5

Price: £12.00

Website: https://waxwrap.uk/

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